20 Cheap and Easy Dinner Ideas You Can Cook Tonight!
I love to check out all the Facebook Pages that talk about cheap meals and dinner ideas.
Because like you, I always have trouble finding the right thing to cook for dinner each night! Yep. With a website with hundreds of recipes that I’ve written myself, even I get stuck!
So I thought today, I’m sharing the ideas I like the most for this time of year…. It’s getting cold so slow cooking is the go!
Shepherd’s Pie with its soft potatoey top and its succulent meaty middle is TO DIE FOR. Tastes great on its own, but to add a bit of flare to your meal you can add a colourful salad on the side.
Cheesy Beef and Macaroni Bake is a recipe the whole family will enjoy and it costs under $10! A good way to fill up hungry tummies! Plus it puts a bit of a different spin on spaghetti bolognaise!
This is my tight-wad version of Beef Chow Mein. Have a go at this delicious recipe! I like it because it uses mince, which is super cheap, rice noodles and then any veggies that I need to use up in the fridge! It is very adaptable to whatever you have in the fridge and pantry!
These balls are like bulked up Spaghetti Bolognaise recipe and a firm family favourite! It involves rolling meatballs in rice, and letting the rice cook in the juices – Just remember to have enough liquid so your rice isn’t crunchy.
This Chicken Pot Pie recipe is a firm staple meal in my house. It is so tasty and delicious…perfect for those cold winter nights.
When I hear cauliflower and cheese sauce a little part of me dances. But to put those key ingredients together to make a whole meal that is frugal and delicious? Yeah, winner winner chicken dinner!
I love Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken – it bubbles away all day making you so hungry. I love it served with mashed potato, but then you can have it on anything really.
Chicken Casserole with Cheesy Damper Top is a creamy, delicious meal that the whole family will enjoy! Good all year round, serve with steamed vegetables in winter and a fresh salad and crusty bread in the hotter months.
Taco night in our family is hugely popular! So we try and mix it up every now and then! Another great way to use up all the leftovers in the fridge!
I’ve always found fish a bit tricky to cook – so usually shy away from it a bit. But fish curry is probably the best comfort food in the entire world. I haven’t stuffed up this recipe a single time yet!
Yes, it is possible to eat a dinner for only $1 This recipe is chock full of vegetables, in fact you can pretty much use any frozen vegetables you might have lurking in the back of the freezer, or any veggies in the fridge that you can grate up and add to this delicious and filling meal.
Beef Tortilla Stack tastes so good and you can even make your own tortillas – homemade always tastes the best!!
This meal, which I call ‘Faster Pasta‘ is not only fast (you can make it in under 12 minutes) – but is also incredibly frugal. I can feed this to my family of four for only a few dollars!